Mental Health Nursing

  1. Deeply ingrained personal patterns of behavior, traits, and thoughts that evolve, both conciously and unconciously, as a person's style and a way of adapting to the enviroment.
  2. An enduring pattern or experience and behavior that deviates signifigantly from the expectations within the individual's culture.
    Personality disorder
  3. Personality disorders are catagorized on which Axis?
    Axis !!
  4. Axis !! diagnoses consist of and .
    personality disorders and mental retardation
  5. Individuals who meet criteria for personality disorders exibit consistent difficulty in what three areas of day-to-day-functioning ?
    • 1. thoughts and emotions
    • 2. participation in interpersonal relationships
    • 3. managing impulses
  6. Paranoid personality disorder, schizoid personality disorder, and schizotypal personality disorders fall into which cluster?
    Cluster A
  7. Persons diagnosed with this cluster of disorders share characteristics of eccentric and odd behaviors, such as social isolation and detachment.
    Cluster A Personality Disorders
  8. A personality disorder in which the key characteristics are distrust and suspiciousness toward others based on the belief (unsupported by evidence) that others want to exploit, harm, or decieve.They demonstrate jealousy, controlling behaviors, and unwillingness to forgive.
    Paranoid Personality Disorder
  9. A personality disorder in which there is a serious defect in interpersonal relationships. Characteristics include lack of warmness, aloofness, emotional detachment, and indifference to the feelings of others.
    Schizoid Personality Disorder
  10. A personallity disorder in which strikeingly odd characteristics (e.g. magical thinking, derealization, perceptual distortions, rigid ideas) are expressed.
    Schizotypal Personality Disorder
  11. Antisocial personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, histrionic personality disorder, and narcississtic personality disorder fall into which category of personality disorders?
    Cluster B
  12. Persons with what category of personality disorders show patterns of responding to life demands with dramatic, emotional, or erratic behavior.
    Cluster B
  13. A syndrome in which a person lacks the capacity to relate to others, does not experience discomfort in inflicting or observing pain in others, and may manipulate others for personal gain. Common characteristic and behaviors include crimes against society, aggressiveness, inability to feel remorse, untruthfulness and insincerity, unreliability, and failure to follow any life plan.
    Antisocial Personality Disorder
  14. A disorder characterized by disordered images of self, impulsive and unpredictable behavior, marked shifts in mood, and instability in relationships with others.
    Borderline Personality Disorder
  15. A primitive defense mechanism in which the person sees self or others as all good or all bad, failing to integrate the positive and negtive qualities of the self and others into a cohesive whole.

    Ex. The individual may tend to idealize another person at the start of a new relationship, hoping that the person will meet all of his or her needs. But at the first dissappointment or frustration, the individual quickly shifts to devaluation, despising the other person.
  16. A personality disorder in which there is a dramatic presentation of oneself with pervasive and excessive emotionality in order to seek attention, love, and admiration. The person puts forth a lot of attention-seeking-behavior and may act flirtatious or provocotive.
    Histrionic Personality Disorder
  17. A disorder characterized by a pervasive pattern of grandiosity, need for admiration, and lack of empathy for others. Underneath the suface the person may feel intense shame and fear of abandonment.
    Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  18. Persons with this category of personalty disorders show patterns of anxious and fearful behaviors, rigid patterns of social shyness
    Cluster C
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Mental Health Nursing
Personality Disorders